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Angie's List: The Benefits of Planting Trees


When it comes to adding value to your home, there is only so much you can do indoors, but making some outdoor changes allows your options to grow.

“Trees are a great asset. They can add up to 15 percent to the value of your home if they are well maintained,” explains Angie Hicks of Angie’s List. “But when plating, you need to be sure that you are accounting for what they will be like when they are grown.”

A tree’s roots are powerful and could potentially cause cracks to your foundation or tangle with utility wires. This is why it is helpful to consult with a professional before getting your hands dirty.

Once you pick the right tree from your lawn, it is important to plan out the right space for it and know how to properly care for it. Professionals suggest this rule of thumb: trees will thrive as long as they are planted in the right location.


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